Sunday, May 28, 2017

QUOTATION: Graces

St. Alphonsus Liguori
Our Savior says, if you have not received the graces that you desire, do not complain to me, but blame yourself, because you have neglected to seek them from me.


--St. Alphonsus Liguori

Saturday, May 27, 2017

QUOTATION: Unwanted?

Jason Evert
You might think you are unwanted; that’s not true. Both heaven and hell want you badly.

--Jason Evert

Friday, May 26, 2017

QUOTATION: God's Love

Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet


One of the principal reasons that made the infidels so incredulous towards the mystery of the Incarnate Word is that they could not persuade themselves that God had as much love for the human as Christians claimed. Celsus, in his writing against the Gospels, to which the learned Origen strongly answered, mocks Christians who dared to presume that God himself descended from heaven to come to their aid. They found it undignified for God to have such a special care for human things; and it is for this reason that the Holy Scriptures, in order to establish in hearts the belief in such a great mystery, never ceases to publish the goodness of God and his love for men. It is also what compelled the apostle John to confess in these terms the faith of redemption: “For us, we believe, he said, in the charity that God had for men.” What a beautiful profession of faith, and conceived in such a singular way, but absolutely necessary in order to uproot incredulity.


--Bossuet, Panegyric of St. Peter Nolasco

Thursday, May 25, 2017

QUOTATION: How People Stop Themselves from Being Pro-Life

Fr. Frank Pavone
People know that abortion is happening, but they also realize that if they look at it too closely, they will not be able to live at peace with themselves unless they try to stop it. At the same time, they know that if they try to stop it there will be a price to pay. They may lose friends or face other kinds of opposition. They don’t want to make the sacrifice necessary to confront injustice. What, then, is their solution to this dilemma? Ignore the problem altogether. Denial protects them from the pain of the situation.

--Fr. Frank Pavone

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

QUOTATION: God Loves Us Individually

Pope Benedict XVI
God does not treat us as part of a collectivity. He knows each one by name. He calls each one personally.


--Pope Benedict XVI